Yangtze River - Fengdu & Zigui City

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  Information sheets on Fengdu and Zigui - provided by the cruise tour company.

Our first stop on the river is Fengdu Ghost City, a large complex of shrines, temples and monasteries (about 700) dedicated to the afterlife located on Mingshan Hill.

 According to legend, Fengdu got its name of Ghost city during the Eastern Han Dynasty when two imperial officials, Yin Changsheng and Wang Fangping, came to Ming mountain to practice Taoism and in the process became immortals.  The combination of their names, Yinwan, means "King of Hell" and that was the beginning of the site's focus on the underworld. Many of the temples and shrines show paintings and sculptures of people being tortured for their sins.

Located at the exit of Xiling Gorge,  Zigui city was upstream to the west and was abandoned in 2001-2002 (after we visited).  It is now submerged under the waters of the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.  A stop at Zigui city for the night where we enjoyed a cultural show on shore.

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